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  • Glass companies, employees struggle with painfully high costs
    According to the National Coalition on Health Care in Washington, D.C., premiums for employer-based health insurance increased 7.7 percent in 2006. Premiums for smaller employers saw an average increase of 8.8 percent, and companies with fewer than 24 employees saw increases of an average of 10.5 percent.Glass company executives say their health care costs have ballooned more than 30 percent in...
  • April Glass Magazine
                         Click here for Decorative Glass Slide Show.          Glass jewel box legend 1. Carolina Glass & Mirror, Inc. Cast glass made with a popcorn pattern, formed in a kiln using ceramic fiber molds. 2. Ultraglas. ArchiTexture Custom Deco Dolphin piece was produced in Aqua glass. 3. GlassKote....
  • Field among the fastest growing in the industry
    It’s easy to see why people are drawn to decorative glass installations. Kiln-cast glass refracts light and reflects color. It changes with ambient light levels, surrounding colors and movement. Installing decorative glass is like putting architectural scale jewels into your projects. This glass is both durable and gorgeous. Long after resin, flooring, wall...
  • Decorating large format glass
    For many sound reasons, architects today are rapidly changing the way buildings look by incorporating glass as a distinctive or important feature of their design. This modernistic approach is an ideal construction solution in terms of cost reduction, energy conservation, and meeting environmental concerns. Aesthetic appeal no longer stops at the exterior but has also found its way into interiors...
  • April Glass Magazine
    Leon Silverstein President and chief executive officer Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Tamarac, Fla.   Education: 1982, Bachelor of Science in communications, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.  Career: 1998-present, present and chief executive officer, Arch Aluminum & Glass Co., Tamarac, Fla.; 1995-98, president and chief operating officer, Arch Aluminum & Glass; 1990-95,...
  • Managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco
     Education: 2001, executive master of business administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; 1987-91, studied applied history and industrial management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.   Career: 2004-present, managing director and executive vice president of sales and marketing, Traco, Cranberry Township, Pa.; 2001-04, vice...
  • Stock hinged units, custom wall-mounts available
    Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. introduced several designs for bulletin board cases for interior applications. “We have created a variety of stock bulletin board cases, and also offer custom bulletin boards that are fabricated to each customer’s specifications,” says Bob Carlson, product manager.CRL’s wall-mounted bulletin board cases ship fully assembled and ready for...
  • Equipment with smaller footprints hikes efficiency
    Bromer Inc. of Terrebonne, Quebec, offers a horizontal seaming line that saves floor space in a fabrication plant. Its Automatic Seaming Line Z Path occupies a third of the floor space of a regular seaming line, according to information from the equipment manufacturer. When placed on the machine, glass sheets can follow a “Z” course on the seaming table surface.The line accommodates...
  • Tips for maintenance
    Typically, two choices in aluminum finishes exist in the glass business: painted material and anodized material. Paint is applied on top of the metal and seals it from oxidation. As long as the paint does not chip, the metal is protected from oxidation indefinitely. Paint manufacturers now have a “coastal” specification designed to be especially resistant to environments with an...
  • School construction is booming. Just two years ago, McGraw-Hill’s Dodge estimated 150 million square feet of space for kindergarten through 12th grade would be built in the United States compared to about 99 million square feet in 1990. Why is this one of commercial construction’s most active areas? According to a 2005 article in Architectural Record, the increase in school...
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